Born in the North East of England, now residing in Leeds. ‘Lee from Leeds’ is a multi-generational and creative communicator, with 20 years of experience. Lee has spent his life and work researching and speaking in many different settings such as prisons, schools, a cruise ship (just the once – no sea legs!), organisations and businesses.
He isn’t a “celebrity” speaker, he’s never bungee jumped (while playing the nose flute) from the summit of Everest, he doesn’t have an Olympic gold medal – in fact he doesn’t even like camping very much.
However, you’ll be glad to know that people say he is a great speaker with original content based on solid research, not random or fluffy ideas. He’s a “common sense” speaker (which is defined by Merriam-Webster as, “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.”)
People warm to him, laugh with him and understand his messages. But more importantly if they put it into action the content Lee brings, it does make a big difference to their lives and their workplace.
Lee happily divides his time between working with both adults and young people. After all with 20 years experience in this field it will probably always be a part of his life. His creative, funny and truly multi-media presentations are a welcome break from ‘flip chart overload’ and ‘death by power point’. His stories make people say “Yeah, that’s me as well!”.
He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (the PSA) and was the national President of the PSA in 2017, a top honour in the professional speaking world.
Lee is also the author of 12 books and loves playing basketball and watching comedy. He lives with his wife and twin daughters in West Yorkshire.
He used to be one of the UK’s best hip-hop scratch DJ’s! You can see his Top 30 songs of all time here.
More useful fact
People don’t fall asleep and he keeps to time when speaking!
Lee says his favourite testimonial is when people say to him:
“We had no idea you’d been speaking for an hour – the time just flew, we had a great time and we learnt loads!”